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Eradicating invasive alien species from islands is a tool proven to protect biodiversity and help restore ecosystem processes

International experts convened to improve tropical island rodent eradications

Wed, 09/10/2013
A tropical rodent eradication review has been launched to develop recommendations for improving the success rates of eradications.
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Penguin parade at risk

Mon, 02/09/2013
Australia's famous penguin parades on Philip and French Islands - which are nationally significant shorebird feeding and roosting sites - face the growing risk of a devastating oil spill, if Victoria’s controversial Western Port development is approved, new research shows. “Oil and birds don’t mix,” said BirdLife Australia’s Shorebirds Program Manager Dr Golo Maurer.

Video: Ecological, economic and intrinsic values of forests - at Natewa Tunuloa Important Bird Area in Fiji

Tue, 27/08/2013
New video from Fiji about the benefits of protecting forests- part of the 'Natural Livelihoods' video series from the Local Empowerment Programme, enjoy!
Forest & Bird celebrates Minister’s Fiordland tunnel decision

Forest & Bird celebrates Minister’s Fiordland tunnel decision

Thu, 01/08/2013
Forest & Bird applauds the Conservation Minister’s decision today to reject the controversial proposal to build an 11km tunnel in dual World Heritage Site Te Wahipounamu in Fiordland and Mt Aspiring national parks.
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Te Ipukarea Society goes from strength to strength

Wed, 31/07/2013
At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Te Ipukarea Society (TIS - BirdLife in the Cook Islands) a new board and committee were elected. Together with recent staff appointments aligned to the Cook Islands Marine Park, this enhanced TIS team is bursting with energy and welcoming all the challenges that lie ahead in the next 12 months...

Shooters let loose in Aussie parks

Tue, 30/07/2013
BirdLife Australia condemns the New South Wales (NSW) government’s decision to allow recreational hunting in the state’s national parks and reserves.

British Government launches BirdLife project in Fiji

Wed, 24/07/2013
The British Government have launched a new BirdLife project to conserve Fiji’s forest. “It is a great pleasure for us at the High Commission, together with our partners at BirdLife International, to the launch a new three-year project here in Fiji,” said Mr Dan Salter - Deputy High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Fiji.

BirdLife launches invasive species video - Saving Suwarrow's Seabirds

Tue, 16/07/2013
At BirdLife’s World Congress last month we launched our newest global conservation programme. The BirdLife Invasive Alien Species Programme will work around the globe to tackle one of the greatest of threats to our natural world. Today we’re launching a new video by award-winning filmmaker Nick Hayward showcasing just what it takes to eliminate rats in restoring a remote atoll in the South Pacific…

High Court decision won’t diminish strong case to save Denniston says Forest & Bird

Thu, 06/06/2013
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) is disappointed with the High Court’s decision today related to an Australian mining company’s plan to mine the Denniston Plateau...